We love it, we adore it. She dazzled the Drag Race France scene with her outfits, her talent, her charisma and her sharp references. But before being crowned queen of drag queens, Paloma made a very successful short film. Because under the red wigs and impeccable queen makeup, there is Hugo Bardin, 31-year-old actor, screenwriter and director. Entitled Paloma and available for replay on France.tv until September 26, this touching and delicate short- A film of almost thirty minutes takes us on the roads of France in the company of Mike, a silent and melancholy driver, Paloma, a colorful drag queen, and the ashes of her deceased lover. If their first exchanges are tinged with a certain hostility, their initially polite relationship will turn into a reciprocal curiosity then a surprising but above all respectful and benevolent romance. We salute the careful realization as well as the accuracy of the scores of the two antagonists that the actors interpret with a lot of heart. On the one hand, Augustin Boyer breathes real sensitivity into the mute and gruff character of Mike, on the other, Paloma, confident, free and full of repartee, also knows when to drop the mask. And it is thanks to this mixture that the mayonnaise takes. From a PMU bar to a roadside restaurant, these two solitary souls will end their race in a Parisian drag party (where we find – with undisguised joy – the Grande Dame and Kam Hugh, two participants of Drag Race France), and it is between rhinestones and sequins that they will seal their pretty idyll. For our part, we would have liked to continue the journey in their company.
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